Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Soft Rain!

I love a soft rainy day. I know I go on and on about summer and sunny days, but there is just something wonderful about a summer rainy day. Rain in the summer is a sensory explosion. If you don't mind getting a little wet, venture out and smell the air... Wow! it smells so fresh and clean. The greens look greener,

the flowers are all dripping with crystal droplets.

Every few minutes the sky rumbles with gentle thunder. Just when you don't think it can get any better the sun shines through, and brings you a magical rainbow.


Random Recipe

Summer Quiche


1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cooked diced ham, or bacon (your choice)
3 eggs
1 cup half n half or milk (your choice)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
2 T. fresh snipped chives for garnish


In a medium bowl, toss 4 teaspoons flour with the grated cheese. Sprinkle mixture into the pie shell. On top of cheese, sprinkle 1/2 cup of diced ham or bacon.

In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk or cream, and then add salt and mustard powder. Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and ham.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until filling is set and crust is golden brown.
Cover edge of crust with foil if it is getting too dark.

Garnish with fresh chives if desired

Serve this delicious quiche with a fresh green salad for a light and tasty summer meal!



  1. rain? What's that?! I'll be over for the quiche in a bit.....

  2. love the rainy summer days here. sun out one minute, pouring rain the next, then sun back out again!

    and yes, that quiche looks delish, I'll be right over too. :)

  3. wow, did you take that pic of a rainbow? That's amazing!

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  5. I confess the rainbow and the quiche are borrowed pictures, but the rest are mine. :)

  6. I hope for a soft rainy day some time soon. Doesn't look like it will happen. I LOVE rainbows.

  7. Oh I love the smell after the rain! hummm, I can smell it!

  8. Hey there, You are so descriptive, I can almost smell the rain. And the quiche looks so yummy, I can smell that too.